Allan Saint-Maximin’s dramatic winner in extra time against Oxford has been voted the FA Cup goal of the fourth round.
— The Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) February 7, 2020
The 3-2 win on Tuesday had five sensational goals in it. Sean Longstaff’s opening goal was outstanding, as was Oxford midfielder Nathan Holland’s late equalizer.
However, it’s Allan Saint-Maximin’s astounding winner that has been voted as the best. The Frenchman’s strike saved us from the lottery of a penalty shoot-out.
WhoScored has tweeted the following statistic showing just how valuable the 22-year-old is to Newcastle.
Allan Saint-Maximin has had a greater positive influence on his team's win rate than any other Premier League player this season (50.6%)
Newcastle's points per game jumps from 0.54 in the 13 matches he has not started to 2 per game when he has pic.twitter.com/moyiBAf57D
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) February 6, 2020
It’s astonishing how much better Newcastle are with the winger in the team. We have just one win without Allan, and that was the 1-0 win against Crystal Palace at St James Park in December.
Newcastle have 24 points in the 12 games he has played and just 7 in the 13 he hasn’t. To put that in perspective, if Allan stays fit and the lads continue to pick up points at this rate, we would finish on 57 points by gaining 26 in our final 13 games.